Law and Policy


The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rights Revoked: Roe v. Wade Repealed. Wisconsin’s 1849 Ban Is Back.

“After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had," wrote Justice Stephen Breyer.

Hundreds March to Get Police Out of Milwaukee Schools
Fed Up with Inaction, Students, Teachers, and Parents to ‘March for Our Lives’ Statewide in Another Push to Reduce Gun Violence

“Man, you can really learn a lot from students when you just sit and listen to what they’re saying” about their fears and frustration.

Biden Jackson Confirmation
Baldwin an Enthusiastic Yes, Johnson a Silent No as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

Wisconsin's Republican senator had previously voted for Judge Jackson’s nomination to a federal judgeship.

An Oshkosh man pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on US power grids to cause a race war. (Photo by Pixabay via Pexels)
Oshkosh Man Part of Neo-Nazi Plot: Attack Power Grid, Start a Race War

Jackson Matthew Sawall was one of three men who planned to plunge regions into chaos and cause a race war by attacking power stations, according to federal prosecutors.

Matiullah Matie, a 40-year-old who man who, along with his family, is among the first Afghan refugees to be resettled in Wausau, was arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After Afghan Refugee Arrested in Wausau, Resettlement Leaders Stress It Doesn’t Represent All

“This doesn’t define all Afghan refugees any more than other crimes characterize residents from any other background,” mayor says.

This photo shows Wisconsin residents Brandon Nelson, left, and Abram Markofski, right, inside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. They both pleaded guilty to charges related to the attack on the Capitol and were sentenced to 24 months of probation. (Photo via US Department of Justice)
Wisconsinites Charged in Jan. 6 Insurrection Quietly Take Plea Deals

Four of six Wisconsin men charged in attack on nation's Capitol have pleaded guilty to lesser charges, while two others' cases are still moving through the court system.

A sexual assault evidence collection kit.
Evers Signs Two Bills Aimed at Preventing Another Rape Kit Backlog

The bipartisan bills will establish new guidelines to help sexual assault victims see justice sooner.